Yesterday I hosted a Global Entrepreneurship Week Women’s Networking Coffee. These Pop-Up GEW Events are supported by the Mumpreneur’s Networking Club of the UK.
It was an incredible honor and a true pleasure to host 10 fabulous women in my home. Over coffee and cookies we supported each other, strategized and came together in the spirit of community.
The experience was remarkable for the wide range of offerings brought by the participants. While each individual represented different stages in the entrepreneurial process, the unique contributions of each participant created a deep sense of intellectual and creative movement. You could feel it in the room. It was inspiring! I was reminded, as I often am when sharing in conversation with smart, talented, thoughtful women, how affirming it is to connect in this way with others.
I feel confident that connections were made, projects inspired, meetings planned and inspirations sparked! I cannot wait to hear more about where these women go from here.
And, I am excited to share a little about each of them with you. All of the women are currently living in Tokyo, but many are open to working with people outside Tokyo and Japan.
Be sure to check out all they’re up to! Get in touch if you see someone you know would be a good collaborator, teacher, mentor or friend! And of course - don't forget to check out their services and products!
Jennifer Shinkai –A facilitator and coach who helps people to create and communicate change in their professional lives. Jennifer also runs the Lean In Japan Creating Change Chapter and much of her work focuses on developing female leaders in Japan. Website, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Amanda Chehrezad – The creator of Finding Fair – a website bringing together thinkers looking at the question, “What is fair?”
Bridgette Clark - A business development professional and consultant. Find her on LinkedIn here.
Stephanie Corrigan – A Beauty Counter independent distributor. Website and Facebook.
Raquel Maia – A health coach and trainer. Website.
Eva Sol – painter and artist. Website.
Melanie Uematsu – Founder of Sewing Circle in Tokyo and fashion designer. Website.
Ann-Katrin Van schie – Yoga instructor and blogger at At Ease and More. She focuses on helping expats overcome the challenges of a nomadic lifestyle so that they may feel "at ease" again. Website and Facebook.
Angela Stewart – artist, designer and seamstress. More contact info coming soon.